Deborah Woodley
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Deborah Woodley

Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora

Deputy director general, population health and prevention

  • Joined the ministry in 1996 and has held senior leadership roles, mainly in personal and population health.
  • Helped establish the NZ Blood Service and Healthline, develop the palliative care strategy, and manage the cancer programme, including the development of bowel screening.
  • Returned to the ministry after two years at Hutt Valley DHB as service group manager, Surgical, Women's and Children's Health.

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